Governor Anne Waiguru puts EACC on the spot over NYS scandal
Governor Anne Waiguru has come out guns blazing with a decry as to how EACC is taking so long to release the findings of the National Youth Service (NYS) scandal and specifically Josephine Kabura’s affidavit.
In 2015, Josephine Kabura, filed an affidavit in which she claimed she was working for the then Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru. She stated that Ms. Waiguru then introduced her to senior NYS officials who helped her in the tendering process. The governor was then accused of colluding with Ms. Kabura to loot NYS money.
The governor has blamed Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) in going so slow in releasing the findings into their investigation, a move that has left her name tarnished in the scandal.
She tweeted “My 6th letter to @EACCKenya & 2nd to @ODPP_KE requesting them to make public the findings of the Kabura affidavit. 3yrs have lapsed. Who was behind Kabura lies; Who wrote the affidavit; who distributed it; and why? To whom did the Kabura money actually go? Any action being taken?”
Ms. Waiguru has decried that this delay is damaging her reputation.
The affidavit by Josephine Kaburu was however dismissed by DPP Noordin Hadji. In his finding, the DPP asked for fresh investigation as he found Ms. Kaburu’s affidavit to be false and could thus not be relied on.
The process by EACC has now taken 3 years and Governor Waiguru is yet to hear from them with her letters going unanswered.